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Japanese-led sports-betting startup Kibow snags $840K from CyberAgent Ventures

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Singapore-based Kibow, a Japanese-led startup behind a sports-betting service focused on the mobile sector,...

The Valley of Heart’s Delight

This guest post is authored by Mark Bivens. Mark is a Silicon Valley native and former entrepreneur, having started three companies before “turning to...

Meet Blincam, mini-camera mounted on glasses for enabling snapshots with eyeblinks

It has been a while since wearable devices began appearing on the general street scene. While smartwatches and fitness trackers have diffused to some...

Japanese printing startup Raksul secures $20.2M to strengthen global expansion

Raksul, a Tokyo-based startup providing online printing services, today announced that it has raised 2.05 billion yen (about $20.2 million) from Fidelity Investments and...

Japan’s Yappli drag-and-drop tool for building mobile apps snags $2.7 million funding

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Fastmedia, the Japanese startup that provides a smartphone app development platform called Yappli, announced today that it has...

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui showcases five finalists from first ever FinTech hackathon

See the original story in Japanese. In October Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) held a demo-day for its first ever the Mirai Hackathon event. The...

15 Japanese startups pitch at Rising Expo 2013, TwitCasting takes top prize

See our Japanese coverage of Rising Expo here On Friday, Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures held its annual Rising Expo 2013 event which showcased up-and-coming 15 startups...

Japanese startup wants to add smells to VR experiences with small bar device

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Vaqso unveiled their device Vaqso VR, which adds a sense of smell to VR games, etc., when...

Japan’s Leomo unveils motion analysis wearable technology for cycling athletes

See the original story in Japanese. “Raise your foot up a bit more, good, keep it up” – some of you who ever had played...

Japan’s Spectee files patents for news writing bot

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Spectee, the Japanese startup behind the artificial intelligence(AI)-powered platform offering news materials based on social media analytics, revealed...